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GLAAD Media
Awards nominations announced

GLAAD Media
Awards nominations announced

At the Sundance Film Festival on Monday, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation announced the list of nominees for its 17th annual GLAAD Media Awards. GLAAD recognized 113 nominees in 25 categories and 45 Spanish-language nominees in 15 categories spanning film, television, and other media. GLAAD also announced that it will present a Special Recognition award to Bright Eyes and John Cameron Mitchell for including gay and lesbian couples in the music video for the hit single "First Day of My Life" from the album I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning. Journalist Anderson Cooper was twice nominated for episodes of his CNN series. In the competitive categories, cable networks racked up 16 nominations, with broadcast networks receiving 13 nominees. Among cable networks, Showtime took four nominations, while NBC led broadcast networks with five nominees.

GLAAD also announced that this year's Barbara Gittings Award will be presented to the three new LGBT cable networks, Logo, Here, and Q Television.

The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor mainstream media for their fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender lives and issues. Gay media are not included in the competition.

The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held in New York on March 27 at the New York Marriott Marquis; in Los Angeles on April 8 at the Kodak Theatre; in Miami on May 25 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel; and in San Francisco on June 10 at the San Francisco Marriott. GLAAD Media Awards nominees were published, released, or broadcast between January 1, 2005, and December 31, 2005. Nearly 1,000 media projects were considered in 25 English-language and 16 Spanish-language categories.

This is the second year the GLAAD Media Awards will be televised on Logo, MTV Networks' cable channel for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender viewers and their allies. This year, VH1 will air the program for the first time. The Logo airdate for the GLAAD Media Awards is April 15 at 9 p.m. The VH1 airdate is April 16 at 11 p.m. For the full list of nominees, go to www.glaad.org.

Nominees include:

OUTSTANDING FILM - WIDE RELEASE

Brokeback Mountain (Focus Features)

Capote (Sony Pictures Classics)

The Family Stone (20th Century Fox)

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Warner Bros.)

Rent (Sony Pictures)

OUTSTANDING FILM - LIMITED RELEASE

Beautiful Boxer (Regent Releasing/here! Films)

Mysterious Skin (TLA Releasing)

Saving Face (Sony Pictures Classics)

Transamerica (The Weinstein Company)

Walk on Water (Samuel Goldwyn Films)

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

Commander in Chief (ABC)

The L Word (Showtime)

Queer as Folk (Showtime)

Six Feet Under (HBO)

South of Nowhere (The N)

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES

Out of Practice (CBS)

Shameless (BBC America)

Will & Grace (NBC)

OUTSTANDING NEWSPAPER OVERALL COVERAGE

San Francisco Chronicle

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

USA Today

The Washington Post

Wisconsin State-Journal

OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE OVERALL COVERAGE

AsianWeek

Newsweek

People

Time

Time Out New York

OUTSTANDING MUSIC ARTIST

Antony and the Johnsons, I Am a Bird Now

Melissa Etheridge, Greatest Hits: The Road Less Traveled

Girlyman, Little Star

Sharon Isbin, Rodrigo, Villa-Lobos, Ponce: Guitar Concertos

Amy Ray, Prom

Spanish-language nominees include:

OUTSTANDING NOVELA

Los Sanchez (Azteca America)

Senora del Destino (Telemundo)

La Tormenta (Telemundo)

OUTSTANDING NEWSPAPER OVERALL COVERAGE

Hoy [New York]

Primera Hora [San Juan, Puerto Rico]

Rumbo [Austin, Texas]

OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE OVERALL COVERAGE

People en Espanol

TV Notas USA

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